Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 592
Guest researcher
  • Biological rhythms
  • Parental care
  • Breeding ecology
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Shorebirds

Dr. Martin Bulla

Guest researcher

Research interests

Behavioural ecologists and ornithologists curious about biorhythms, especially those found in the wild and during reproduction. Passionate about the shorebirds and Arctic.






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Friday 14 June 2019
No evidence for increased egg predation in the Arctic
Climate and ecosystems are changing, but predation on shorebird nests has changed little across the globe over the past 60 years, finds an international team of 60 researchers. The study published in Science on 14 June 2019 challenges a recent claim…
Monday 20 November 2017
Wild Clocks theme edition Philosophical Transactions
IMPORTANCE OF BIOLOGICAL CLOCK CAN ONLY BE SEEN IN THE WILD | The oldest scientific journal in the world, Philosophical Transactions B, is devoting a complete theme issue to new joint research in the field of chronobiology and ecology, initiated by…
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NIOZ publications

  • 2019
    Bulla, M.; Reneerkens, J.; Weiser, E.L.; Sokolov, A.; Taylor, A.R.; Sittler, B.; McCaffery, B.J.; Ruthrauff, D.R.; Catlin, D.H.; Payer, D.C.; Ward, D.H.; Solovyeva, D.V.; Santos, E.S.A.; Rakhimberdiev, E.; Nol, E.; Kwon, E.; Brown, G.S.; Gates, H.R.; Johnson, J.A.; van Gils, J.A.; Hansen, J.; Lamarre, J.-F.; Rausch, J.; Conklin, J.R.; Liebezeit, J.; Bêty, J.; Lang, J.; Alves, J.A.; Fernández-Elipe, J.; Exo, K.-M.; Bollache, L.; Bertellotti, M.; Giroux, M.-A.; van de Pol, M.; Johnson, M.; Boldenow, M.L.; Valcu, M.; Soloviev, M.Y.; Sokolova, N.; Senner, N.R.; Lecomte, N.; Meyer, N.; Schmidt, N.M.; Gilg, G.; Smith, P.A.; Machín, P.; McGuire, R.L.; Cerboncini, R.A.S.; Ottvall, R.; van Bemmelen, R.S.A.; Swift, R.J.; Saalfeld, S.T.; Jamieson, S.E.; Brown, S.; Piersma, T.; Albrecht, T.; D’Amico, V.; Lanctot, R.B.; Kempenaers, B. (2019). Comment on “Global pattern of nest predation is disrupted by climate change in shorebirds”. Science (Wash.) 364(6445): eaaw8529.
    Plaschke, S.; Bulla, M.; Cruz-López, M.; Gómez del Ángel, S.; Küpper, C. (2019). Nest initiation and flooding in response to season and semi-lunar spring tides in a ground-nesting shorebird. Front. Zool. 16(1): 11.
    Sládecek, M.; Vozabulová, E.; Šálek, M.E.; Bulla, M. (2019). Diversity of incubation rhythms in a facultatively uniparental shorebird - the Northern Lapwing. NPG Scientific Reports 9(1): 4706.
    Wang, D.; Forstmeier, W.; Valcu, M.; Dingemanse, N.J.; Bulla, M.; Both, C.; Duckworth, R.A.; Kiere, L.M.; Karell, P.; Albrecht, T.; Kempenaers, B. (2019). Scrutinizing assortative mating in birds. PLoS Biology 17(2): e3000156.
  • 2017
    Bulla, M.; Oudman, T.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Piersma, T.; Kyriacou, C.P. (2017). Marine biorhythms : bridging chronobiology and ecology. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. (B Biol. Sci.) 372(1734): 20160253.
    Dominoni, D.M.; Åkesson, S.; Klaassen, R.; Spoelstra, K.; Bulla, M. (2017). Methods in field chronobiology. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. (B Biol. Sci.) 372(1734): 20160247.